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Get Out: Things to do for the week of September 15

Looking for something to liven up the week? Nostalgia is en vogue around Wilmington with The Roaring ’20s taking over the City Club, pre-WWII romance hitting the stage, and the golden age of Hollywood living on at Thalian.

So raid the vintage shops for these throwbacks this week:


Once again, the City Club (23 South Second Street) turns into West Egg for the fourth annual Great Gatsby Gala on Thursday night. A VIP cocktail hour takes place 6-7 p.m., with the event starting at 7 p.m. There will be food and Prohibition-era cocktails and 1920s music, Jazz Age dancers, and more. (The Blind Elephant speakeasy bar hosts the after party.) Tickets are $60 in advance/$75 at the door and available at stylegirljessjames.com. (Photo c/o Lisa Brown/Bella Rose Photography)



The Blind Elephant (21 North Front Street) also is the setting for the Charles Busch’s The Lady in Question, a satirical homage to 1940s pre-war romantic thrillers. The play opens Friday, with shows also Saturday and September 26 and 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available here. (Photo c/o Katherine Clark)



There’s a special screening of the 1955 classic film The Long Gray Line starring Tyrone Power at Thalian Hall at 7 p.m. Friday, with Power’s children interviewed on stage before the movie. The event is in connection with the Southern Division March of Dimes’ inaugural celebration of screen legends. The group holds a lunch also Thursday at Landfall Country Club to mark what would have been Power’s 100th birthday. The fundraiser lunch features a video tribute to the actor and meet and greet with his children. See more info here.